Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSGRIFITH
Held at: NLW
Title: J. E. Griffith Manuscripts
Short title: Griffith, J. E., manuscripts
Dates of creation: -1915 (accumulated -1915)
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 39 volumes
Name of creator(s): J.E. Griffith
Administrative and biographical history: John Edwards Griffith (1843-1933), from Bangor, Caernarfonshire, was an antiquary and botanist, and also the author of The pedigrees of Caernarfonshire and Anglesey families, first published in 1914.
Scope and content: Manuscripts of John Edwards Griffith, -1929, and collected by him, including a volume labelled 'Pedigrees by John Ellis, Tai Croesion. MS.1723' consisting of an earlier volume of pedigrees by John Ellis of Taicroesion, Llechylched, Angelsey, about 1723, mainly of Anglesey and Caernarfonshire families and additional pedigrees in the hand of J. E. Griffith; four volumes of miscellaneous material in the hand of William Williams, Llandygái, including a volume of notes on Anglesey; about 250 letters, c. 1892-1929, to J. E. Griffith relating to botany and genealogy, including official identification forms from the Director, Royal Gardens, Kew, 1896-1929.
Language/script: English, Welsh
System of arrangement: Arranged into NLW MSS 19058-19096
Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: The catalogue can be accessed online. Hard copies of the catalogue and a superseded but more detailed catalogue are available at NLW.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Archdeacon E. G. Wright, 1971.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some of the papers were created before J. E. Griffith was born.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of J.E. Griffith Papers and Collection; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: February 2003